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03/10/2016

On Monday 3 October the Greek Economic and Social Committee (OKE) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), jointly organised the conference: Reforms needed to re-launch the Greek competitiveness which took place in Athens, in the premises of OKE.On Monday 3 October the Greek Economic and Social Committee (OKE) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), jointly organised the conference: Reforms needed to re-launch the Greek competitiveness which took place in Athens, in the premises of OKE.On Monday 3 October the Greek Economic and Social Committee (OKE) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), jointly organised the conference: Reforms needed to re-launch the Greek competitiveness which took place in Athens, in the premises of OKE.

30/09/2016

EESC President Georges Dassis participated in the presentation of the pilot project "European Framework for mobility of apprentices", in Toledo, Spain, on 30 September. After the enormous success of the Erasmus programme (for higher education students), the European Union is launching a new project, this time focused on vocational education for trainees and apprentices (who do not go to university or college). As Europe is facing a difficult time when it comes to creating jobs ...

30/09/2016

The EESC advocates for civil society and citizens at global, national and subnational levels to be fully involved in the development, review and, above all, implementation of the Paris Agreement. With the general framework agreed at the COP21 in Paris, it is now also the role of non-state actors, including civil society, to work together to implement it. The contribution of non-state actors is an absolute must if the world community is serious enough about the commitments made in Paris last year.

 

29/09/2016

At its plenary session on 21 September, the EESC agreed upon its opinion on Sustainable development: a mapping of the EU's internal and external policies. The Commission is currently carrying out an internal "mapping" exercise in order to identify those policies which already address the challenges set out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The EESC refers in its opinion in particular to the chance such a transition will entail: The crucial political, social, economic and structural challenges the EU is facing now should not be ...

29/09/2016

Bratislava, 28 September 2016

The Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico, stressed that he greatly appreciated the work of the European Economic and Social Committee and that he saw the Committee as an ally of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, particularly in the area of social policy. Noting that the EU had progressed much faster with regard to economic policy than social policy, he pointed out that this was an area for development where the Committee’s expertise gave it a key role.

29/09/2016

The Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico, stressed that he greatly appreciated the work of the European Economic and Social Committee and that he saw the Committee as an ally of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, particularly in the area of social policy. Noting that the EU had progressed much faster with regard to economic policy than social policy, he pointed out that this was an area for development where the Committee’s expertise gave it a key role ....

28/09/2016

On 27 September, the 16th Annual meeting of the small islands network (ESIN) took place in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee. During the meeting the participants had the opportunity to discuss about the small islands' sustainability but also about the climate agenda beyond 2020, by addressing mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts. Moreover, during the workshops, the participants focused on the economic dimension of sustainability by studying the labelling of products from the islands.

28/09/2016

Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be on his first official visit to Slovakia between 28th and 29th September (programme is attached).

 

The visit is held in the framework of the Slovak Presidency to the Council of the EU. It will include meetings with the Prime Minister and Minister of labour, social affairs and family, as well as  meeting at the National Council of the Slovak Republic and the Assembly of the Confederation of the trade unions.

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